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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
21.05.2022
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
11.04.2022
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Early election
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
31.05.2025
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
151
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
1,203
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
740
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
457
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
37.99%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
40
Number of other candidates Number of other candidates
6

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
17,213,433
Votes Number of people who actually voted
15,461,379
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
89.82%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The Australian Labor Party (ALP), now led by Mr. Anthony Albanese, won an outright majority in the 151-member House of Representatives (see note), thereby regaining power after nearly 10 years in opposition. Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal-National coalition reduced its share of seats from 77 to 58 in the House of Representatives. However, it remained the largest force (known as Coalition (Opposition)) in the 76-member Senate, with 32 seats against the 26 seats held by the ALP. The Greens now hold a record 12 Senate seats, up from 9 previously.

A record 58 women (38.41%) were elected to the House of Representatives, up from 46 (30.67%) in 2019. In 2022, 60 per cent of the 40 candidates elected to the Senate were women. That increased the overall percentage of women in the Senate from 48.68 per cent to 56.58 per cent, the world’s highest percentage for upper chambers. On 22 May, Mr. Albanese was sworn in as the new Prime Minister by Governor-General David Hurley. On 1 June, his Cabinet, including a record 13 women, took office.

During election campaigning, the major parties focused on the economy, job creation, better Medicare and affordable childcare.

Note:
The Election Commission decision in July 2020 proposed, amongst others, to decrease the number of seats allotted to the Northern Territory from two to one, which would have reduced the statutory number of the House of Representatives from 151 to 150. However, that decision was repealed by amendments to electoral law, adopted by Parliament in December 2020. Consequently, the statutory number of the House of Representatives remained at 151.
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
50.99%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Yes
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
1
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Australian Labor Party (ALP)
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Australian Labor Party (ALP) 77
Liberal National coalition 58
The Greens 4
Centre Alliance 1
Katter's Australian Party (KAP) 1
Independents 10
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
93
Number of women elected
58
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
38.41%
Women Directly Elected
58

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
93
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
58
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
26.07.2022
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Milton Dick (Male)
Political party
Australian Labor Party (ALP)
Date of election
26.07.2022